Less painful ESWL with ultrasound-guided quadratus lumborum block: a prospective randomized controlled study.
Authors: Yayik AM, Ahiskalioglu A, Alici HA, Celik EC, Cesur S, Ahiskalioglu EO, Demirdogen SO, Karaca O, Adanur S Abstract Objectives: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) has been widely used for the treatment of urinary tract stones and is usually administered as an outpatient procedure, although the vast majority of patients do not tolerate it without sedoanalgesia. The quadratus lumborum block (QLB) is a newly-defined technique for abdominal surgery. The aim of this study was to evaluate the analgesic efficacy of ultrasound-guided QLB in ESWL. Materials and methods: Forty patients, aged 18-65, with ASA...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - September 10, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Robotic correction of iatrogenic ureteral stricture: preliminary experience from a tertiary referral centre.
Conclusions: Robot-assisted correction procedures can be done safely with good perioperative outcomes and a high post-operative success rate in a tertiary referral center. Further randomized clinical trials are mandatory to confirm the safety of this procedure. PMID: 31469016 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - August 31, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Are TRUS-guided prostate biopsies in clinical practice robust enough to make a correct assessment of the surgical strategy in prostatectomies? Poor correlation between preoperative prostate biopsies and postoperative specimens.
Conclusions: The pre-operative biopsies in this setting rarely match the final prostate PAD results (5%). The most common deviations were in localization and in Gleason score, where the majority consisted of a higher Gleason score and/or tumour presence in a previously unknown location. This information, if known prior to surgery, might have altered the treatment strategy and ultimately the outcome of the treatment. PMID: 31452432 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - August 28, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Ethical deliberation and management of attempted penile self-amputation in a male-to-female transgender person: case presentation and literature review.
Authors: Emerson JT, Geisenhoff AM, Chow AK, Elterman L PMID: 31432724 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - August 23, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Emphysematous cystitis leading to bladder necrosis and acute cystectomy - report of a rare case with fatal outcome.
Authors: Kildegaard S, Jensen JB PMID: 31432726 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - August 23, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Syringocele: a retrospective study and review of the literature.
Conclusions: Based on these findings and the literature it is recommended that syringoceles should be diagnosed by cystourethroscopy and urethrography. Patients with symptomatic syringoceles should be offered treatment. First line treatment is endoscopic marsupialization. PMID: 31411088 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - August 16, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Impact of biopsy perineural invasion on the outcomes of patients who underwent radical prostatectomy: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Authors: Wu S, Lin X, Lin SX, Lu M, Deng T, Wang Z, Olumi AF, Dahl DM, Wang D, Blute ML, Wu CL Abstract Objectives: To investigate the association between biopsy perineural invasion (PNI) and oncological outcomes of prostate cancer (PCa) after radical prostatectomy (RP). Materials and methods: A systematic literature search was performed using PubMed, EMBASE and Web of Science up to December 2018 to identify the eligible studies that included localized PCa patients who underwent biopsy and subsequently RP as well as follow-up information. Meta-analyses were conducted using available hazard ratios (HRs) of biopsy PN...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - August 14, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Urinary diversion in the treatment of refractory bladder pain syndrome.
Conclusions: Surgical treatment with urinary diversion should be taken into consideration for refractory BPS, especially patients diagnosed with Hunner's lesions. These results support a bladder-preserving strategy unless the patient is young or has severe treatment refractory pain pre-operative. PMID: 31407934 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - August 14, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Bladder sensations in male and female overactive bladder patients compared to healthy volunteers: a sensation-related bladder diary evaluation.
Authors: Herrewegh AGM, Vrijens DMJ, Marcelissen TAT, van Koeveringe GA Abstract Objectives: To investigate the differences in bladder sensations of overactive bladder (OAB) patients compared to healthy volunteers. In addition, to see if bladder sensations are different in men and women. Methods: In a prospective, longitudinal study (METC 09-2-095), 66 volunteers and 68 OAB patients were included. Anticholinergic medication was stopped. Subjects filled out a sensation-related bladder diary (SR-BD), for two periods of 3 days, including a 4-points urgency scale and visual analogue scale for perception of bladder full...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - July 31, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Reduced bleeding with DRY CUT ® transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) compared to standard TURP.
Conclusions: The shift from standard TURP to DRY CUT® TURP has decreased the perioperative bleeding and need for blood transfusion at our hospital. PMID: 31328609 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - July 24, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Incidence, survival and mortality trends of bladder cancer in Sweden 1997-2016.
Conclusion: The most recent Swedish bladder cancer statistics show an increased incidence, improved survival, but stable mortality. PMID: 31262208 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - July 4, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

TECLA-an innovative technical approach for prostate cancer registries.
Conclusion: This entirely electronic surgical quality register is easy to use, both for patients and clinicians, and has a high capture rate. The data collection is linked to the clinicians' workflow, without double data entry, so entering data does not add any extra work. The register design can be used by other hospitals for various surgical procedures. PMID: 31264501 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - July 4, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Risk of urothelial cancer death among people using antihypertensive drugs-a cohort study from Finland.
Conclusions: This large population-based cohort suggests decreased risk of BCa death among ATR-blocker and calcium-channel blocker users. The risk association among ATR-blockers and calcium-channel blockers was dose-dependent suggesting a causal explanation. Similar risk associations are not observed for other anti-HT drug users, which may suggest a direct effect of ATR blocker or calcium-channel blocker use. Further studies are needed to elucidate the potential anticancer mechanism. PMID: 31250699 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - July 1, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Prognostic implication of gait function following treatment for spinal cord compression in men diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Conclusions: PCa patients with MSCC have a poor prognosis. Most likely reflecting differences in tumor burden, preserved gait function following radiotherapy is associated with better prognosis. Further prospective studies are required to confirm this association. PMID: 31204549 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - June 18, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

A randomised trial comparing two protocols for transrectal prostate repeat biopsy: six lateral posterior plus six anterior cores versus a standard posterior 12-core biopsy.
Conclusion: The biopsy protocol that included six end-fire anterior cores did not detect more cancer and was associated with more complications. PMID: 31204873 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - June 18, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

A Nordic registry-based study of drug treatment patterns in overactive bladder patients.
Conclusions: Treatment patterns in patients with OAB picking up a mirabegron or antimuscarinic prescription in Denmark, Norway and Sweden indicate that persistence remains a challenge. PMID: 31195868 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - June 15, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Novel technique: direct access partial nephrectomy approach through a transperitoneal working space (Roskilde technique).
Authors: Azawi NH, Lindgren MS, Ibsen IU, Tolouee S, Nadler N, Dahl C, Fode M Abstract Objectives: To describe a direct access partial nephrectomy technique through a transperitoneal working space (Roskilde technique). Materials and methods: Prospective single-center descriptive study between April 2015 and January 2017. The surgical outcomes are evaluated according to the Trifecta criteria (negative margins, warm ischemia time
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - June 10, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

End-to-end ureteroureteroanastomosis with unilateral nephrostomy: revival of a forgotten technique suitable for a modern context?
Authors: Jancke G, Baseckas G, Brändstedt J, Kollberg P, Sörenby A, Liedberg F PMID: 31174448 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - June 10, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Reasons why not all Danish patients with muscle invasive bladder cancer receive neoadjuvant chemotherapy before radical cystectomy.
Conclusion: These findings underline the need for proper patient information in order to get a uniform treatment strategy between centres. PMID: 31174449 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - June 10, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Burden of renal cancer in Nordic countries.
Conclusions: In Nordic countries, the burden of renal cancer will increase during the next years and a larger proportion of patients will be elderly. These demographic changes highlight the need for cancer prevention, innovation in minimally invasive approaches and focus on active surveillance strategies. PMID: 31174451 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - June 10, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Neoadjuvant chemotherapy for muscle invasive bladder cancer: a nationwide investigation on survival.
Conclusion: Results from the current observational study found similar point estimates for 5-year survival and of relative risks as previous studies. However, the results based on real world evidence had larger statistical variability, resulting in a non-statistically significant effect of NAC on survival. Future studies with detailed validated data can be used to further investigate the effect of NAC in narrower patient groups. PMID: 31174452 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - June 10, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

The morbidity associated with a TURP procedure in routine clinical practice, as graded by the modified Clavien-Dindo system.
Conclusion: TUR-P in routine clinical practice was associated with a low incidence of severe complications. TUR syndrome was very rare. Within five years a small proportion of men require the transurethral intervention to be redone. PMID: 31156002 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - June 5, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Management and outcome of TaG3 tumours of the urinary bladder in the nationwide, population-based bladder cancer database Sweden (BladderBaSe).
Conclusion: In the present study, there was, according to the prevailing treatment guidelines, an under-treatment with SLR for older patients, women, and in some healthcare regions and, similarly, there was an under-treatment with IVIT for older patients. Cancer-specific survival and relative survival were lower in the TUR only group compared to the TUR/IVIT and TUR/SLR/IVIT groups. PMID: 31144582 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - June 1, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

The superiority of contact surface area as a predictor of renal cortical volume change after partial nephrectomy compared to RENAL, PADUA and C-index: an approach using computed tomography-based renal volumetry.
Authors: Ho Lee C, Ku JY, Park YJ, Seo WI, Ha HK Abstract Objective: To evaluate the renal cortical volume (RCV) change after nephron sparing surgery and the predictive value of the nephrometry score in RCV preservation after partial nephrectomy. Materials and methods: Overall, 162 patients with renal tumors that were treated with open partial nephrectomy were retrospectively analyzed. The contact surface area (CSA), RENAL, PADUA and C-index scores were obtained from a preoperative CT scan. The RCV of the tumor-bearing kidney was measured preoperatively and postoperatively using dedicated software. The correlation ...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - May 29, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Introduction of prostate artery embolization (PAE) in Sweden.
CONCLUSIONS: PAE was introduced in Sweden, showing PAE as a novel and good minimally invasive alternative in treatment of symptomatic BPH, possible to perform as a day-care procedure. PMID: 31096824 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - May 19, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Outcomes of reconstructive urinary tract surgery after pelvic radiotherapy.
CONCLUSIONS: A variety of complex, major RUS were required. In 61%, urinary diversion was necessary, with radiotherapy fistulae being a particular challenge and closed in only a third. In total, 37% of patients were reconstructed achieving functional continence and restoration of upper-tract drainage with renal function preservation. This surgery was at a cost of a re-intervention rate of 28% and significant morbidity in 17%. RUS in the radiotherapy field should be performed in centres with experience. PMID: 31092116 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - May 18, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Preoperative chemotherapy for prostatic stromal invasive urothelial bladder cancer: comparison of oncological outcomes of male patients with cT4a disease undergoing radical cystectomy with or without preoperative chemotherapy.
This study presented the pathological response and oncological outcomes of male patients with cT4a urothelial bladder cancer managed with preoperative chemotherapy followed by radical cystectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were collected retrospectively from male patients with cT4a urothelial bladder cancer, who underwent radical cystectomy with or without preoperative chemotherapy. Patient characteristics and pathological response were compared. The Kaplan-Meier method and multivariable Cox regression were used to analyze recurrence-free survival and overall survival. RESULTS: From 1989 to 2016, 90 male patients ...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - May 15, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Renal papillary necrosis, an endoscopic vision.
Authors: Panach-Navarrete J, Medina-González M, Alarcón-Molero L, Sánchez-Cano E, Pastor-Hernández F, Martínez-Jabaloyas JM PMID: 31081437 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - May 15, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

A retrospective study on tolerability and complications of bacillus Calmette-Gu érin (BCG) instillations for non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer.
CONCLUSIONS: Severe complications were encountered in only
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - May 12, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Kidney stone compositions and frequencies in a Norwegian population.
CONCLUSION: Frequencies of kidney stone types in this Norwegian population are mainly in accordance with other studies, except a large increase in UA stones over four decades, partly caused by a particularly low frequency of UA stones in the old study, a decreased carbonate apatite frequency over four decades, and an unaltered brushite frequency. Also, in contrast to other studies, a relatively small and non-significant male UA stone predominance was found. PMID: 31070078 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - May 11, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Infections after transrectal ultrasonic guided prostate biopsies - a retrospective study.
CONCLUSION: Patients who have been exposed to antibiotics before TRUSp are at higher risk of developing serious infections as a complication to TRUSp. CFLX-resistant E. coli were a major reason for hospitalization. PMID: 31070079 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - May 11, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Reducing recurrence in non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer by systematically implementing guideline-based recommendations: effect of a prospective intervention in primary bladder cancer patients.
This study evaluated early recurrence rates after primary TURB for NMIBC before and after introducing a standardized treatment protocol. METHODS: Medical records of all patients undergoing primary TURB for NMIBC in 2010 at Skåne University Hospital, Malmö, Sweden, were reviewed. A new treatment protocol for NMIBC was defined and introduced in 2013, and results documented during the first year thereafter were compared with those recorded in 2010 prior to the intervention. The primary endpoint was early recurrence at first control cystoscopy. Comparisons were made by Chi-square analysis and Fisher's exact test...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - May 9, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

The rate of deterioration of erectile function increases with age: results from a longitudinal population based survey.
CONCLUSION: Age as a risk-factor for ED is a non-linear function and should be adjusted as such to avoid bias when including men of different ages in interventional studies on ED. PMID: 31023125 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - April 28, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

No single reason behind adult lower urinary tract symptoms in patients with posterior urethral valves.
CONCLUSIONS: LUTS are common, but severe symptoms referring to myogenic failure are rare in men treated for PUV in childhood. The specific reasons for LUTS are difficult to indicate and even the sickest children do not necessarily have LUTS in adulthood. PMID: 31006310 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - April 24, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Magnetic resonance imaging-transrectal ultrasound image fusion guidance of prostate biopsies: current status, challenges and future perspectives.
Authors: Boesen L Abstract The use of multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) in prostate cancer (PCa) diagnosis is rapidly evolving to try to overcome the limitations of the current diagnostic pathway using systematic transrectal ultrasound-guided biopsies (TRUSbx) for all men with clinical suspicion of PCa. Prostate mpMRI allows for high quality lesion detection and characterization and has been shown to improve detection of significant PCa with a more accurate Gleason score grading. Suspicious lesions can be stratified by suspicion and sampled by selective MRI-guided targeted biopsies (TBx) for improv...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - April 24, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Danish version of the National Institutes of Health-Chronic Prostatitis Symptom Index (NIH-CPSI) questionnaire: a linguistic translation, cross-cultural adaptation and test-re-test reliability study.
CONCLUSION: The NIH-CPSI questionnaire was successfully translated and cross-culturally adapted into a Danish version. An electronic version of the Danish NIH-CPSI showed excellent reliability. The questionnaire is suitable for use as an outcome measure in research studies and may also be a useful tool in the clinical setting. PMID: 31007110 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - April 24, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Clinical outcomes of robot-assisted radical cystectomy and continent urinary diversion.
The objective of this review is to summarize the current data about RARC with IC ileal ONB in terms of patient selection, preoperative preparation, functional outcomes, complications and oncological outcomes. Careful patient selection considering absolute and relative contraindications for RARC and/or ONB as well as the implementation of an enhanced recovery after surgery protocol is an integral part of successful oncological, functional and complication outcomes. Nerve sparing procedures in males and gynaecological organ sparing in females should be attempted in order to maximize functional outcomes. Different techniques ...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - April 18, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Triple treatment of high-risk prostate cancer. A matched cohort study with up to 19 years follow-up comparing survival outcomes after triple treatment and treatment with hormones and radiotherapy.
CONCLUSION: Adding surgery in a multimodal treatment model in high-risk prostate cancer showed significantly better survival outcome compared with the current standard of radiotherapy. Surgery in this group is, therefore, compelling and that also includes a clinical T3-stage of the disease. The study is limited by possible selection bias for the two treatment models. PMID: 30990112 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - April 18, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Epidemiology of hydrocele and spermatocele; incidence, treatment and complications.
CONCLUSION: Hydro and spermatoceles are common, affecting elderly men. Aspiration seems advantageous with respect to complications and can be recommended due to the benign course of the disease. The indication for conventional surgery might be questioned such as the use of orchiectomy as primary treatment. PMID: 30990342 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - April 18, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Urolithiasis in immigrant groups: a nationwide cohort study in Sweden.
CONCLUSIONS: We observed substantial differences in incidence of urolithiasis between certain immigrant groups and the Swedish-born population, of importance in the clinical situation. PMID: 30958074 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - April 9, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Long-term results of continent catheterizable urinary channels in adults with non-neurogenic or neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction.
CONCLUSION: The construction of a CCUC in adults is associated with a high complication and reoperation rate. The high reoperation rate is in accordance with the sparse literature. Despite this, patients reported 'much better' on the PGI-I. PMID: 30958079 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - April 9, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Cutaneous metastases in renal cell carcinoma: a systematic review and a case report.
CONCLUSION: C.M.R.C.C. are rare with an incidence of 3.3%. The prognosis is poor with a high mortality. It is suggested that the skin should be examined in the diagnostic evaluation and follow-up for patients with renal cell carcinoma. PMID: 30935265 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - April 4, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

The beginning of the end for asymptomatic microsopic haematuria.
Authors: Mostafid H PMID: 30935274 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - April 4, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Progress toward a Nordic standard for the investigation of hematuria: 2019.
Authors: Lotan Y PMID: 30935284 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - April 4, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Increased use of cross-sectional imaging for follow-up does not improve post-recurrence survival of surgically treated initially localized R.C.C.: results from a European multicenter database (R.E.C.U.R.).
Authors: Dabestani S, Beisland C, Stewart GD, Bensalah K, Gudmundsson E, Lam TB, Gietzmann W, Zakikhani P, Marconi L, Fernandéz-Pello S, Monagas S, Williams SP, Powles T, Van Werkhoven E, Meijer R, Volpe A, Staehler M, Ljungberg B, Bex A Abstract OBJECTIVE: Modality and frequency of image-based renal cell carcinoma (R.C.C.) follow-up strategies are based on risk of recurrence. Using the R.E.C.U.R.-database, frequency of imaging was studied in regard to prognostic risk groups. Furthermore, it was investigated whether imaging modality utilized in contemporary follow-up were associated with outcome after detect...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - March 26, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Perioperative management of radical cystectomy in the Nordic countries.
CONCLUSION: This study found a high degree of implementation of ERAC and EAU guidelines and similar practice patterns regarding perioperative management of Radical cystectomy among Nordic countries. PMID: 30896302 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - March 23, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

PI-RADS v2 and periprostatic fat measured on multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging can predict upgrading in radical prostatectomy pathology amongst patients with biopsy Gleason score 3  + 3 prostate cancer.
This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of Prostate Imaging Reporting and Data System (PI-RADS) version 2 as well as periprostatic fat (PPF) measured on multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mp-MRI) at predicting pathological upgrading amongst patients with biopsy Gleason score 3 + 3 disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 56 patients with biopsy Gleason score 6 PCa who underwent prebiopsy mp-MRI and radical prostatectomy (RP) between November 2013 and March 2018 was conducted. Two radiologists performed PI-RADS v2 score evaluation and different fat measurements on mp-MRI. T...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - March 23, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Robotic versus laparoscopic urological surgery: incidence of reoperation and complications.
CONCLUSION: Robotic and laparoscopic urological procedures are associated with low serious complication rates. Postoperative complications were more common among surgeries performed by trainees. The robotic approach is associated with a shorter L.O.S. compared to the laparoscopic approach and linked to lower reoperation rates. PMID: 30880535 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - March 20, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

Is Bcl-2 a predictive marker of neoadjuvant chemotherapy response in patients with urothelial bladder cancer undergoing radical cystectomy?
CONCLUSIONS: Bcl-2 status is not an independent predictor of neoadjuvant cisplatin chemotherapy response and is not prognostic in muscle-invasive bladder cancer. PMID: 30806186 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - February 27, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research

A case of xanthogranulomatous inflammation of the urethra: treatment with a steroid-based non-surgical approach.
Authors: Jacobsen A, Joensen UN, Hammershøj Jensen P PMID: 30776952 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - February 20, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research